RESOURCE: Humanities Unbound: Supporting Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track 2

The finished report and data from the Scholarly Communication Institute’s study on graduate education and career development is now available. “Humanities Unbound: Supporting Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track” includes specific recommendations on how to better prepare graduate students for alt-ac jobs, including:

  • Evaluate and modify required aspects of graduate-level curricula
  • Rethink standard methods courses
  • Create one-credit courses that center on ecosystems
  • Form more deliberate partnerships with inter- and para-departmental structures
  • Cultivate partnerships with the public sphere
  • Encourage (and provide funding for) students to become members in relevant professional associations
  • Work to expand the understanding of what constitutes scholarship
  • Critically examine the kinds of careers that are implicitly and explicitly promoted
  • Make a much stronger effort to track former students

The study was led by Katina Rogers, who notes, “Having worked on this for over a year, I’m more convinced than ever about the importance of incorporating public engagement and collaboration into humanities doctoral education—not only to help equip emerging scholars for a variety of career outcomes, but also to maintain a healthy, vibrant, and rigorous field.”

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2 thoughts on “RESOURCE: Humanities Unbound: Supporting Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track

  1. Avatar @TobiasHigbie Aug 13,2013 5:52 pm

    Study calls for greater public engagement, collaboration and project-oriented teaching in humanities grad programs: http://t.co/ZhPs8VowQn

  2. Avatar @pjoshh Aug 14,2013 4:03 pm

    Study calls for greater public engagement, collaboration and project-oriented teaching in humanities grad programs: http://t.co/60fMm39CsW

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